Providence Milwaukie Foundation

For more information, contact Lesley Townsend, 503-513-8625.

To make a gift, you may print out a pledge form or make your gift online.

Community Health in Motion/Community teaching Kitchen

This fund supports community outreach efforts by Providence Milwaukie Hospital and its community partners to children and adults who do not have access to primary and preventive health care. Activities could include but are not limited to childhood, immunization clinics, youth sports physicals, basic health screenings, fall prevention clinics and nutrition services.

Support also is given to the Screen and Intervene Food Security Program at three partnering clinics. By asking patients two simple questions, we can identify patients who might not have enough food each month. We also identify patients who may need nutritional counseling for their diabetes, cardiac issues, as well as cancer patients. These patients can all be referred to our new Community Teaching Kitchen where they work with a navigator, meet with a dietitian and are offered to join our Cooking Matters cooking course.

Women and Children's Health

This fund supports medical programs to improve the health status of women and children in Clackamas County and Southeast Portland. The Foundation accepts grant requests for equipment and technologies that enhance community needs for women and children.

Support is also given to the Providence Mother and Baby Clinic, Providence Milwaukie Hospital for moms and babies. Initial visits offer assessments of moms and their baby following delivery. Subsequent visits focus on lactation. There is a need for close follow-up of moms and infants at risk for problems. The problems include maternal hypertension and newborn problems related to jaundice, weight loss and prematurity. Having a clinic in the Milwaukie area allows families who live close by a convenient place to get the help they need to assure breastfeeding success.

A priority for the clinic is working closely with providers. Connected care is a vital part of the model of care. Providers and lactation consultants work together in managing the breastfeeding needs of these new families.

Aging and Wellness/Senior Psychiatric Unit

This fund improves the lives and care of older adults through the development of new programs, services, education and staff training.

Area of Greatest Need

This fund provides support to projects, programs and services where it is most needed.